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Clock Management: Time trouble is a common thing in chess practice. No matter how strong a player becomes, the difficulty of the game increases as time starts ticking low. For some players it is even a chronic defect; they always get in time trouble and then they become used to responding under time pressure. That […]
Mistakes are something you certainly want to avoid in your play. One of the best ways to improve at chess is by recognizing your own shortcomings and limitations. It is no secret that the analysis of your own games is a great source of improvement, a fountain of chess knowledge. Even though this praxis has […]
Winning what is already won is one of the key elements to consolidate certain strength at chess. How many times have you heard chess players go out of a game saying “I was totally winning.. and I drew/lost” ?Or better yet, how many times have you said the same phrase? It is not a good […]
The 4th FIDE World Cup in Composing was held early this year by WFCC. The two-mover section received as many as 50 problems. Valery Shanshin (Russia) was the winner of the First Prize. Two of our readers got the solution right. We congratulate them and thank the others for their efforts-Ed.
In this article we will focus on the most common problems that many chess players are facing when they start their chess journey. We won’t be focusing on the complete beginners who just learned how chess pieces move. But rather we will talk about what problems many improving players have. Let’s tackle them one-by-one.
Today we present the second part of the 5 Hardest Mate-in-2 Ever. Many readers were able to find the correct solutions for the first 5 problems. We have increased the difficulty of the previous problems and published some mate-in-3 problems.That turned out to be more difficult, so here it is, we’re back to mate in […]
We have recently published the 5 Hardest Mate-in-2 Ever, this problem set is a continuation of that series. Since some of the solvers were complaining that the mates-in-2 were to easy we decided to increase a difficulty level by a bit and compiled a list of these 5 great compositions. Give your brain a workout, […]